Oliver Newby and Andrea Agathangelou have been released by Lancashire as the club continues their reshaping following relegation.

The confirmation that both players would not be retained came shortly after Ashley Giles was appointed the new head coach.

Pace bowler Newby, 30, has been with the club 12 years but, despite showing promise, failed to secure a regular first-team place and spent time out on loan in recent seasons. In 53 first-class matches he has taken 133 wickets at 32.55.

Agathangelou, born in South Africa and with a Cypriot father, joined Lancashire on a scholarship programme when he was 20. He played six Championship matches in the 2014 season but averaged just 16.81.

Glen Chapple, who will be Giles' assistant next year although has kept himself available to play if required, said: "Oliver has not been able to hold down a regular spot in the side, and I hope there is an opportunity for him to do so elsewhere.

"Andrea is an extremely talented cricketer with a good attitude - and, given the right opportunity, he could reach his true potential.''